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Research Resources

Our Kids Network provides leadership, knowledge and resources to professionals working with families, schools, health and children’s services. We use research to build the evidence and expand knowledge of what children and youth need to be successful and happy. We develop and provide tools, resources, for professionals to support the exchange of knowledge, information, ideas and best practices. These tool and resources include a wide range of community reports, data profiles, surveys and planning strategies and frameworks.

These resources can be used to help professionals better understand, interpret and use data in program planning and implementation.

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Supports and structures meaningful conversations about data

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Quick overview of the OKN Data Portal and the data provided.

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Brief dictionary of terms used in the OKN Data Portal.

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Understand how to use, analyze and interpret Data Portal data

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Introductory overview of how to use Excel in the Map my Data feature

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The Milton Parks and Rec team used the Data Portal to better reach their target audience

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Overview of the key features and functions in the Data Portal

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Describes how the SRI is calculated and how to interpret the values.

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ROCK Reach Out Centre for Kids used information in the Data Portal to help their team make decisions about program delivery and location.

Since 2004 Our Kids network has been producing powerful community reports and data resources to assist service providers in planning and delivering programs and services.

Detailed report on status of Halton children and youth in 7 key population outcomes. Compilation of results from local data, surveys and demographic data, including comparisons from 2004 to 2008.

Detailed report of challenges and strengths of Halton children and youth in 7 key population outcomes.

Summary of information and data in the Report Executive Summary Card 2004

Overviews of the Report Card 2011 content

Overviews of the Report Card 2011 content

Overviews of the Report Card 2011 content

Overviews of the Report Card 2011 content.

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Compilation of results from local data,surveys and demographic data, including comparisons from 2006 to 2011

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Summary of information and data in the Report Card, 2011

Surveys and comprehensive reports comparing 2006, 2009 and 2012 data on the status of youth. The 2013 Halton Youth Parent Survey provides insights into the strength and challenges of parenting.

Report 2013 survey of parents of Grades 7 and 10 students in the public and Catholic Halton school boards.

Report 2013 survey of parents of Grades 7 and 10 students in the public and Catholic Halton school boards.

Questions on the 2013 survey of parents of Grades 7 and 10 students in the public and Catholic Halton school boards.

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Measures key factors related to healthy youth development. Compares results from 2006/07, 2009/10 and 2012/13 school years, and by grade, sex and municipality.

Survey measures factors related to healthy youth development including physical and mental health and risky behaviours.

Survey measures factors related to healthy youth development including physical and mental health and risky behaviours.

Detailed data tables by gender and grade Halton Youth Survey 2012 Questions

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Detailed data tables by municipality

Survey measures factors related to healthy youth development including physical and mental health and risky behaviours. This survey includes the measurement of 20 Developmental Assets.

Surveys and comprehensive reports on early child development and on the experiences of children and families in Halton.

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The EDI is a population-based tool used to assess children’s development in

 

five key domains. Thi sreport cover results from 2003 to 2015.
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Measures a child’s development and provides the community with data and information on how well children are doing in Halton.

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Measures a child’s development and provides the community with data and information on how well children are doing in Halton.

Halton-designed instrument that asks parents about the experiences of children and families in Halton. 2003-2012 KPS data is found in the OKN Data Portal.

Halton-designed instrument that asks parents about the experiences of children and families in Halton.

Halton-designed instrument that asks parents about the experiences of children and families in Halton.

Halton-designed instrument that asks parents about the experiences of children and families in Halton.

Halton-designed instrument that asks parents about the experiences of children and families in Halton.

Every two years, Our Kids Network surveys committee members to measure how the network is functioning and whether it's making the most of the collaborative process.

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OKN evaluation report measures factors known to strengthen network capacity and compares results from 2008, 2010 and 2012

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Questions on strengthening network capacity such as synergy, leadership, efficiency and suffiency of partnership resources.

Our Kids Network uses key frameworks and strategies to structure and guide our work in reducing the impact of negative influences on children’s development and to put knowledge into practice.

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How asset-building can help enrich and expand building Developmental Assets in professionals’ work with children, youth and families.

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Framework and strategies for identifying and defining the challenge(s) to be addressed, actively coordinating our actions and sharing lessons learned.

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Making evidence accessible, understandable and useful for knowledge users.

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Centre for Excellence for Child and Youth Mental Health Resources knowledge and tools to mobilize knowledge, and ultimately improve outcomes for children, youth and families.

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In 2013, OKN formalized our commitment by adopting a structured “Collective Impact” approach to achieving common goals.

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Disciplined way of thinking and taking action collectively. Begin with the end result in mind and work backwards, step by step, towards the means.

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Seven evidence-based conditions of well-being needed for children, youth and families to thrive. The entire community, including government and business, shares responsibility to achieve the Halton 7.

Disclaimer

The data in the Data Portal and Our Kids Network (OKN) research reports are produced or compiled by OKN for the purposes of providing community status information. Data and information released from OKN are provided on an "AS IS" basis, without warranty of any kind, including, without limitation, any warranty as to accuracy, suitability for a particular purpose or non-infringement of any intellectual property rights that may be held by others.

Availability of this data and information does not constitute scientific publication. Data and/or information may contain errors or be incomplete. OKN is not responsible for the interpretation and usability or suitability of the data for any intended purpose. It shall be used by the recipient of such information without any reliance on OKN in any manner whatsoever.